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good morning. more misery as the northeast still reels from the impact of sandy. a new threat, another storm headed to the region next week. bad news for millions of desperate residents. near hi 4 million people still without power. gas lines are growing even longer, and they areves are getting even more frayed. four days to go, president obama arrives in ohio overnight and governor romney heads there as well as both camps brace for this morning's all-important jobs report and the impact of sandy looms large over election day. and walk this way. new yorkers in need of a lift are about to get one on our plaza. the countdown has begun for
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aerosmith's first ever morning show concert today, friday, november 2nd, 2012. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. this has been a hard week around here, but it's nice to have something to smile about this morning. aerosmith here on the plaza. >> a confession, i walked outside a second ago as they were rehearsing to see steve tyler behind a microphotograph and joe perry walking up and down the stage. this is just a destruction. the death toll from sandy has risen to more than 90 people. there's a lot of talk about the situation in new york's staten island. it was very hard hit. now some residents there are complaining they have been
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largely ignored by emergency officials. we'll get a live report from there straight ahead. >> meanwhile, gas is becoming harder and hearder to find all across this region, and when a station does have it, this is what happens. people lined up for blocks and blocks waiting for a chance to fill up their cars and also get much-needed fuel to power generators, and now there's a threat of a new storm which can only add to the headache. >> some of the gas lines we were told were two or three hours long so that's adding to fairwayed nerves. let's get right to al roker for more on the weather situation. al, good morning to you. >> yeah, this is just what we don't need, matt and savannah. good morning. a look again at the european model, the one that predicted sandy, of course. 8:00 tuesday we have something just off the coast of north carolina, and it makes its up way along the coast paralleling virginia wednesday morning and the delmarva peninsula by wednesday morning. it's up the new jersey
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shoreline. look at the winds. bringing in the potential with 1 to 2 inches of more rain. wind gusts of 45 miles per hour and wet snow inland just along the new york and new jersey border. we're talking about wet snow mixing in. with the winds 45 miles per hour and already compromised beaches along new jersey and long island, waves of any consequence could cause big problems, and, again, the winds. this is not what we need, but, unfortunately, this is what we're looking at. it's not definite, but the models, both the european and american models, both agree that this is going to happen. it's just a matter of how strong the system is going to be. savannah? >> when you think about the fact, by the way, that they are also still going to be struggling to restore power to a lot of people, that may stop the work for a day that early in the week. >> to say nothing of the fact that it is election day in this country on tuesday. the forecast obviously not what millions of people still struggling in the wake of sandy want to hear. nbc's andrea canning is on new
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york's staten island this morning where residents are still reeling. andrea, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. very sad and dire situation here. 19 people are now confirmed dead, and more are missing. i want to show you just how bad the devastation is. take a look at this boat. it was washed up on to a residential street from the ocean, and it's like this all along here with boats strewn out all over this road. masts tangled in power lines. it got so bad that a lot of boats reached people's front doorsteps. people in this community are frustrated and hungry, without power and supplies. it is just not a good scene here, and it's a scene playing out in communities all across this region affected by sandy. in sandy's cruel wake profound loss and increasing anger as the pain she's inflicted continues to grow. >> something has to be done immediately. >> reporter: across a swath of the ravaged northeast, families try to put the pieces back together, but it's not so easy,
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and here in staten island they are desperate. >> we have bodies being removed up the block. we are devastated here. >> reporter: on thursday the death toll on staten island alone rose to 19 when the bodies of two young boys, ages 2 and 4, were recovered after being ripped from their mother's arms in the storm surge. residents here still without power or supplies. their furry bubbling, saying it's the forgotten borough. fema has come to help. >> we are the eyes and the ears for the state and federal coordinators. >> reporter: but it's simply too little too late, the burough president insists. >> people with big salaries out to be out there and i'm disappointed. >> reporter: in hoboken, new jersey, the national guard is handing out critical supplies but there, too, thousands are without power, heat, food, cash or medicine. the line outside of cvs
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staggering, but lines are the new normal everywhere. >> i was in this line for about an hour. people, they are cutting in line. >> reporter: waiting for gas to char charge phones or just to get supplies. >> they are waiting on buses. >> reporter: it's a nightmare in new york city for some. despite limited subway and mass transit service up and running, it's a super slow go and thousands have to commute by foot. >> walked across the brooklyn bridge. >> in manhattan hundreds of thousands still in the dark, some cold and starving. >> people are dumpster diving and what they are going after is the food. >> reporter: it may be days before the power is back. >> over 100,000 power lines on ground. >> reporter: across new york's long island power is out and patience is running out. >> i don't have the transportation out of here. >> reporter: in toms river, new jersey, a high school is now a shelter. in westwarck, connecticut,
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belongings remain strewn about. >> we need to get cleaned out. >> reporter: in west virginia the weight from sandy's heavy snow on monday has now collapsed roofs. the storm's wrath widespread and strong. >> no heat. we have no power. >> reporter: still, officials are encouraging. >> the good news is that there are a lot of people who want to help. >> reporter: but the grim reality, not so easy to swaggo, sandy's sting far and wide and getting back to normal means a new normal. >> in the cold and the dark. >> reporter: the recovery for many an uphill battle. >> you need to come here and help us. we need assistance, please. >> reporter: and some good news. top fema officials are coming here to staten island today as well as the department of homeland security, including secretary janet napolitano. matt, i know they said it's too little too late but this is attention they definitely need and deserve right now. >> andrea canning on staten island this morning, andrea, thank you very much. for more on the gridlock in the street and anger over shortages
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of gas line we turn to nbc's kerry sanders high below bloomfield, new jersey, where drivers are lined up waiting for a chance to fill up. kerry, good morning to you. >> reporter: and it is a very long wait. good morning, matt. let me take you outside here. we're right off the garden state parkway, and can you see the folks who are line here at this gas station, but look how long that line snakes back. now, there are reports of some people in lines for three, four hours. there's one station where people started lining up at 5:00 p.m. yesterday and are still in line, but look at this. this line goes all the way down the garden state parkway. people waiting to get in to get gas line, so it is one heck of a long line. there has been frustration at some of the gas stations, as you can see. at this station they have police officers that are here to keep order. it is a very slow go, and many of the gas stations when people pull up are not allowing them to completely top off. they are restricting the amount of fuel that they can put on
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their car so that they have enough supplies for other people. it looks like things are going to loosen up a little bit because there's going to be some more gasoline arriving. there you see, the station is orderly, but it is one heck of a long frustrating wait to fill up, matt. >> yeah. kerry, imagine if you wait three hours to get to a gas station and then told you can only buy four or five gallons of gas. that's not going to be an easy situation. kerry thank you. nbc's tom costello is down on the ground in ridgefield, new jersey, at a truck stop along the new jersey turnpike. tom, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. i had to walk in because the line is so long. i walked a mile and a half into the live shot. behind me they got 30,000 gallons of gas last night and are expecting more today, but meanwhile a long day. and meantime, michael bloomberg's order is still standing. if you're driving into new york city, you have to have at least
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three people in the car. >> don't be difficult, ma'am. >> reporter: in a region where people are already tired, hungry and fed up, no electricity, no subways, no water, this has got them fuming. commuters standing in line for hours to catch a bus. on the roads, mass gridlock and no gas. >> i hope i don't have to push it to the gas station. >> reporter: as many as 80% of the gas stations here have no gas or no power to pump gas. those that do have power are running out fast. the lines, stretching for miles. >> here in new jersey, it seems to be particularly bad. >> reporter: the line at this exxon station in cranford, new jersey, snaked for five blocks through a nearby neighborhood, and everywhere tempers are starting to flare. >> i was in this line for about an hour. people, they cutting in line at the other corner. >> should not be jumping the line. this is america. you've got to take your turn.
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>> reporter: in ridgefield where they are only taking coach the emotos were desperate to gas up to make an appointment. >> reporter: in long island, another bumper to bumper line-to-taking up an entire lane of traffic n.brooklyn they wanted gas for their generators and in yonkers the mayor ordered gas rationing. cnbc's mary thompson covers the gas business. >> scenes like this all along the new jersey turnpike from new york all the way down to philadelphia. >> reporter: one big problem, two of the region's five refineries are offline or just starting to limp back to life and ships have been unable to get into the harbor to unload their fuel. >> the coast guard has been working to open up the harbor here and other harbors along the path of the storm so that fuel can begin to move to terminals. >> reporter: meanwhile, back in ridgefield. >> seven gas stations. i was right within 20 cars.
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not looking too good for gas today. >> reporter: not looking too good. the hope is that once the delivery trucks get up and running and the mass transit system gets up and running that will take the pressure off these gas stations, but that won't happen overnight. matt, back to you. >> tom costole in new jersey with the gas situation. thank you very much. >> now to presidential politics. we'll give you a look at the state of the race. the election is just four days away now. we want to get a snapshot of the latest polls. we have a national poll that shows this race is about as close as you can get. just within a matter of point, but, of course, this is a race that will be decided in the battle grounds. >> let's take you through this, wisconsin, a marquette university law school poll shows the president with a wide lead there, 51% to 43%, but it's a dead heat in florida, according to a cbs news/"new york times"/quinnipiac university poll and out in ohio mitt romney trails by five points.
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>> want to take a look at how it's playing in the battleground. the headline in the miami herald. group braced for legal showdown at the polls this. race is so tight some are already worried about possible recounts. campaigns sending lawyers. >> some other papers have it this way. "the denver post," ryan and ryan visits on tap for slight for colorado. the real struggle isn't for undecided. it's to make sure that registered voters get to the polls. >> "the wisconsin journal sentinel say obama and romney make change a key issue on stump. nbc's chuck todd joins us now. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: the polls close in ohio in 108 hours and between now at 7:30 p.m. tuesday night when the polls close, i don't know if an hour is going to go by without one of the two candidates for president or two candidates for vice president trekking through at least one town somewhere in the buckeye
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state. >> i'm counting on you to make sure we will win. we can't lose. let's go vote! let's get this done. >> reporter: and the final chapter of the 2012 campaign has begun, and it's all come down to ohio which president obama and mitt romney will visit six separate times during the last days of this race. today president obama will spend the entire day in ohio but a look at the rest of his campaign schedule makes the buckeye state look like an airline hub for air force one with ohio stops every day through election day. for his part, mitt romney is not only focusing on ohio but hoping to win over wisconsin and looking to broaden the battleground map campaigning in pennsylvania on sunday and visiting new hampshire twice, the smallest swing state that may be edge in mr. romney's direction. in these frenetic final days both candidates are sharpening their closing arguments to voters, mr. obama arguing for another four year. >> after four years as president you know me by now.
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you may not agree with every decision i've made. you may be frustrated at the pace of change, but you know what i believe. you know where i stand. >> reporter: mr. romney calling himself the agent of change. >> this is no time for small measures. this is time for real change and when i'm elected president on day one we'll bring real change to america! >> reporter: and as the hurricane sandy recovery effort continues, both candidates took time to mention the storm victims thursday. >> no democrats or republicans during a storm. they are just fellow americans. >> if you have a few extra dollars, send them along to the american red cross or to the salvation army or to other relief organizations, it can make a difference in the lives of our fellow citizens. >> reporter: mr. romney was then interrupted by a protester. >> what about climate, that's what brought this monster storm. >> usa! usa. >> reporter: in the center of the response, new york city
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mayor michael bloomberg also suggested climate change may have been responsible for the storm, and he endorsed president obama tweeting this november vote for a president who will lead on climate change. it is worth noting bloomberg did have tough words for the president saying mr. obama embrace addy vicive and, quote, populist agenda during his first term, and by the way, matt and savannah, today is the last day some outside event could interrupt the presidential race. it's the final jobs report before tuesday. >> we'll be watching closely. chuck todd from washington. tom brokaw joins us, our nbc news special correspondent. >> good morning, matt. >> you always hear people talk about a possible october surprise. do you think this storm sandy could be an october surprise? >> well, we've had a series of them. the president not showing up for the first debate, benghazi and then this surprise. the storm was much larger than anybody thought that it might be two weeks ago, three weeks ago. >> how will it impact the race though? >> i don't know. it's hard to say.
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i think that the endorsement by mayor bloomberg may not move the needle, for example, in colorado, but in ohio and in places where they are trying to get white men, they can say, look, this guy has got the endorsement of the mayor of new york. >> even though it wasn't a very warm hug. >> it wasn't a warm haug, but it was tough on romney about not being the guy that he was when he was governor of massachusetts. >> want to go back to sandy for a moment. its greatest impact has been in states like new jersey and new york. these aren't swing states. >> no, they are already in the column for the president. >> exactly. so do you think it won't have an impact on the overall election in. >> it's very hard to know. i was talking to one of the romney people the other day. they said we think this will go away by thursday, but on thursday, of course, you had all the pictures of governor christie and the president of the united states and the endorsement by mike bloomberg. how name packets out there it's hard to say. at this point from now number tuesday it's get out the vote, matt. it's the ground game. that's what really counts. >> let's talk about the images we're looking at right there.
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this was wednesday, president obama and chris christie touring some of the devastated areas. yes, they came together for all the right reasons. chris christie was the keynote speaker at the republican convention. he's a key ally of mitt romney. did that image hurt the romney campaign? >> well, i'm sure that it cautioned a lot of angst backstage, and i'm sure that in the obama campaign the operatives were saying, yes, we've got chris christie at our side with these extraordinary images, but, again, both sides say we now know where the votes are. we know there are very few undecided. need to get them to polls and on time on tuesday. >> as they are working to get people to the polls, mitt romney is saying i'm the agent of change and president obama is saying you know me. you know what i'm standing for. how effective are the arguments? >> at this point i think everybody knows the arguments. i think that the country is ready to have this election over, matt, and they have pretty much made up their minds.
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we'll see. governor romney today is going to have everybody but his third cousin in ohio with him. they will have an enormous push designed to get people motivated to get out at that time. the ground game everybody acknowledges president barack obama, which is being run out of chicago, is very sophisticated. they have identified their groups. they know how to get in touch with them so that's what we have to wait and see, and as chuck said earlier, when we get that jobs report today, if it spikes up sharply, that's what worries the obama people more than anything else at this point. >> if the unemployment number goes up. >> if it goes up sharply, then that's a big problem for them. if it stays about where it is, i think the country has become accustomed. this is a long slog, but if it goes up sharply, who knows. that's what makes presidential politics and tuesday night next week for all of us not only exciting but important for everyone to pay attention, and i do think that they are paying attention now. >> and it could be a long night. tom brokaw. >> not could be. let me just say one more thing.
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steve tyler for years has been trying to get me to open for aerosmith and i finally have. >> when i went outside, who was standing by the stage, tom brokaw. >> there you go. >> and a programming note, "meet the press" will be from democracy plaza. david gregory's guest will include david plouffe, house majority leader eric cantor and new jersey mayor cory booker. >> i can't believe we're talking about another storm. >> not definite but gives us pause because this mod sell pretty accurate, and the american model pretty much agrees with it. beautiful weather in the southeast. we've got cooler conditions through the great lakes and look for snow in the northern plains. more showers in the pacific northwest. fog along the southern california coastline and fog along the texas coast as well. we expect to see plenty of sunshine in the
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>> the chilly weather will continue as we head into the weekend. the average high temperature is 62. a slight chance for >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> all right, al, thanks. coming up, the backlash over the decision to go ahead with the new york city marathon. should it be cancelled or delayed? and then an alert for homeowners on unlikely contractors that could be on the prowl just says after the storm, but first this is "today" on nbc. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. heading into the holidays you look for the best deals. that's why we give you real big club card deals each week. right now, get a super low price on tide,
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church in southwest baltimore. here is sarah caldwell and traffic pulse 11. shott's fill you in on 40, down in the westbound direction at the hatem memorial bridge. in terms of problems elsewhere, pulaski highway and mountain road, we have an accident. big backup on the north side of the outer loop. we had an earlier accident according to state police that has been moved off to the side in the area of perring parkway. in light of today's leading up to it. -- a lot of delays leading up to it. hollins ferry and fifth avenue, watch for an accident. we're tracking 1 in elkridge. live look at traffic shows delays on the north side. barely moving from 95 towards dulaney valley.
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westbound 40 is shut down at the hatem memorial bridge due to the water main break repenrepair. >> think should be nice and quiet going into the weekend. this morning there is a little disturbance passing by that may produce sprinkles. no big deal. chilly, 38 in taneytown. forecast for today, a mixture of sunshine and clouds, a slight chance for rain shower. high temperature of only 54 this afternoon. it will stay tr
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that is a live look at staten island where we've been telling you this morning there is so much damage from sandy and a lot of frustrations. some residents say they have been flat out ignored in the wake of the storm, but on sunday it will also be the starting location for the new york city marathon. that's got a lot of people frustrated, angry. in a moment we'll talk to the congressman who represents that area. he is blasting the decision to go ahead with the event. it's a controversial decision. we'll talk about it coming up. inside studio 1 ak-. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer. >> following this story on social media, seems that
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overwhelming responses against that decision. >> a lot of outrage about that. we'll get into that. >> if your home was damaged in stormont and want to get it fixed fast, how do you know who you can trust to do that all-important work? a warning to homeowners about unlicenses contractors we found patrolling very hard-hit neighborhoods. >> and as you know new jersey took a direct hit from this storm, and on thursday jon bon jovi viewed the destruction in his hometown firsthand. tonight he is part of nbc universal's live benefit for storm victims, along with some other fantastic performers from across the region and we'll catch up with john in just a moment. we want to begin the half hour with the controversial decision to still hold the new york city marathon. nbc's craig melvin is in central park with more. craig, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. that marathon, of course, winds its way through all five boroughs here in new york city and ends behind me here in central park. the park remains closed this morning. i spoke to a worker a short time ago, still cutting down damaged trees and clearing debris but
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the preparations continued. as you mentioned, the race will go on. that decision has some wondering how and others wondering why. sandy knocked out power for millions, flooded tunnels and shut down subways, but the massive and deadly storm that's crippled the city won't stop its marathon. >> it's a bold move. it's a move that, as you know, does not come without some controversially. >> and off they go. >> reporter: for nearly 50,000 registered runners the race to the finish may prove easier than a journey to the start. >> i assume if the marathon is going to happen, they are going to have ways to get people out there. >> reporter: starting line is on staten island and marathoners usually take a ferry or bus through the brooklyn battery tunnel. staten island itself remains in disarray, and the decision to go forward with the marathon has many local officials furious. >> the city of new york right now is talking about getting water out of the battery tunnel and preparing for a marathon. we're pulling bodies out of
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water. >> reporter: and there are runners like louise who came all the way from down under. >> i'm here with my son and my husband is stuck in the uk so whether or not he gets here we're not sure. >> reporter: 20,000 marathoners flying here from all over the world and while new york city streets are now opened they are backlogged because of cancelled flights. >> and thousands of runners and their families crowding already packed hotels. on thursday, mary whitenberg, ceo and president of the group that organizes the marathon, defended the decision to matt. >> the idea is come sunday to bring the city together and help the world unite to really support this relief effort. >> reporter: and the race supports the new york city economy, generating about $350 million for the big apple every year. it also requires major support from city departments, but mayor bloomberg promised it won't distract from recovery efforts. >> the marathon is not going to redirect any focus.
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keep in mind by sunday we'll have electricity back downtown, that will free up an enormous number of police. >> reporter: new york city has always had a reputation as one tough town and now having survived some of mother nature's worse they are bracing to be ready for one of the biggest running event in the world. >> they said that they are going to be retrofitting the station so that everyone can get there. i'm sure they will figure it out. >> reporter: this morning 14 of the city's 23 subway lines are open and running again. the mayor says he expects more if not all to be up and running by sunday. race organizers say they will be using private buses to get runners to the starting line, but for many this is not about logistics, it's about optics. savannah? >> craig melvin at central park, thank you. congressman michael grim represents the borough of staten island and scott stringer is the staten island president. you are right there in staten island, an area so hard hit.
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reactions to this border from frustration, to bewilderment and rage, and i detect from you you feel some rage about this decision. >> well, there's no question i'm angry about it, and i'm exoegt sentiments of all the people i'm visiting on a regular basis. like three different groups of people here on staten island, those that are still grieving their loved ones, their friends and their neighbors for lives that we lost. those that don't know where friends, neighbors, family members, are they are displaced. we don't even know their status and there's a good chance death tolls can still rise, and then there are those that are literally walking the street and they seem almost hopeful. they have lost everything. they have no more home and don't know where to go, and then you have the groups -- go ahead. >> into this scene there's talk of sending upwards of 40,000 runners to the new york city marathon. i should mention, congressman, we invited the mayor or a representative from the mayor's office to come on, and they
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declined but they did give a statement saying our recovery efforts are on going and none will be impacted by the marathon. no resources will be reduced. sir, do you buy that? >> well, here's the problem with that. you've got to understand. the mayor has one of the most difficult jobs in the world, and i do respect that. however, there are people right now that have absolutely no heat. they are sitting still in the dark in their apartments and they have no food. my office has been getting calls that someone checked on a neighbor and found out they haven't eaten so they are bringing food over there so to say we have enough resources just isn't accurate. it's not true. there are still many people who have no idea where they are going to be living for the next 30 days and the city has not been able to give answers about where to find transitional housing so there's a lot of unanswers questions, and i think the optics on this, it goes to the heart of how people in staten island feel. we feel like no one understands us. >> let me ask you to stand by
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for a movement i want to turn to scott stringer, the borough power. abuse of power, massive generators are providing electricity to a tent in central park, not in staten island. you initially supported the mayor edecision. have you changed your mind? >> i give mayor bloomberg and governor cuomo respect for their efforts. i believe in this case we have to be very cautious. as congressman grimm stated, staten island is suffering. breezy point, queens is suffering and let me tell you about lower manhattan. i was going yesterday build by building and people are suffering. you know what they need? they need generators, they need food, they need supplies. i think the prudent course of action. postpone the marathon. come back a different day. our first priority is to help people who lost their homes and missing loved ones and the people in manhattan, the
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financial hub of the world, when you go down there it looks like a wasteland so i give the mayor credit for wanting to do it all but i think in a close call we have to be very cautious. let me just mention two things. new york has two great traditions, it's the marathon and the other tradition is new yorkers helping new yorkers and when we fight for our city, we also have to recognize that this time it's about helping new yorkers, not the marathon. we'll come back and do that a different time. >> very quickly, congressman, the argument is that there's an economic benefit. $350 million the city expect to get from the event. is that not a reason to keep it going? >> absolutely not. first of all, this is how i feel as a staten islander. we had looting going on for two days in a row, and the people that were looted and the people that live in these neighborhoods feel if there's going to be any resources to -- for police officers, let's have them here and let's stop looting and things like that before we send them to take care of the marathon. it's apples and oranges,
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symbolic for us and how we feel. >> happy to have you on on a busy morning. thank you to you both. we want to hear from our viewers. do you think the marathon should be cancelled, or should it go on? you can logon to and let us know what you think. now let's turn and get a check of the weather from al. >> and let's see what we've got going on as we look ahead towards the weekend. we're going to see that we've got a beautiful weather mid-atlantic states. some snow showers and rain showers in upstate new york. also in the northern plains. rain in the pacific northwest. wet weather texas on into parts of the midwest. look at this, new york city marathon forecast. we've got temperatures low to mid-40s. by the end of it low 50s and breezy conditions out of the northwest. 13 miles per hour. the rest of the day on sunday, rain in the lower mississippi river valley. cold here in the northeast, but sunny, and we're worried about our friends without power or
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heat here in the northeast. it's going to be a difficult weekend at best. that's what's going >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> all right, al, thanks. coming up next, warning about unlicensed contractors at work in devastated neighborhoods, right after this. ♪
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back now at 7:42. this morning on rossen reports, a warning to everyone trying to repair their homes in the wake of this storm. officials say contractors are preying on homeowners. today national investigative correspondent jeff rossen has more on that. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: hey, matt, good morning. look, a lot of you are hurting right now trying to put your homes back together. that makes you an easy target. you want a quick fix so you may hire the first company that comes to your door. it makes sense, but it could cost you big later. officials are warning unlicensed contractors, even scammers, could be flooding neighborhoods right now. sandy's sheer power caught on home video. >> oh, my gosh. >> reporter: now, the massive cleanup is under way, and investigators say unlicensed
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contractors are coming out of the woodwork. hi, jeff rossen from nbc news. why did you tell us you were licensed and trained to remove trees? >> these guys already at work on the decimated homes of vulnerable storm victims. >> it's terrible. it's unconscionable behavior. >> reporter: frank van dyke is a veteran investigator with suffolk county's consumer affairs unit. >> this contractor is operating right over here. >> reporter: scanning for companies breaking the law in some of long island's hardest hit neighborhoods. >> hey, guys. checking home improvement licenses. >> reporter: this contractor is removing a giant tree from this home. dangerous work that requires a license, but the county has no record of him. >> i'm going to issue a violation. you can come in on monday. >> reporter: the homeowner told us she had no idea. >> did you know they were unlicensed when you hired them? >> they told us they were licensed. they should have a license, it's law.
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>> reporter: because without one there's no requirements. contractors don't get a criminal background check and may not have insurance which means if they do a shoddy job you could be stuck. >> you don't know the level of expertise of the workers. they could damage your house more than you already have. >> we're taking a tree off somebody's house. >> reporter: this contractors admits he doesn't have a home improvement license, didn't know we needed one. >> we do rigging, massive rigging with the boom truck. that's what we're licensed and insured to do. >> reporter: but turns out there's no license for rigging either. he's actually an elevator repairman. you said your license and rigging, your company installs elevators. how do you explain that? why did you tell us you were licensed in rigging and trained to remove trees. >> just blocks away. >> consumers affairs, we're doing a licensing check. >> reporter: investigators find another unlicensed contractor. he insists the government database is wrong. >> i am licensed. >> when he checked there was no
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license online for you or your company. >> i'll shoal you otherwise. >> reporter: said he'll show investigators proof the next day but didn't. >> do you have a business card? >> reporter: many contractors do play by the rules. frank checked this one on the roof. fully licensed. >> i'm glad somebody showed up to check my credentials, verify i'm licensed. >> reporter: what do you make of the unlicensed contractors? >> stick it to them. >> reporter: officials say some unlicensed contractors even walk down the street going door to door luring you in with low, low prices, and when your front yard looks like this or actually any of the homes on this block, you're desperate. how do you say no? >> it hurts. i am really in the hole. >> reporter: dorothy o'brien got a flier in her door in august for tree repair from this man, eric moyer. she says she paid him $1,600 in cash up front, but he never did the job. >> they were only here one day.
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they never came back again. >> reporter: new jersey prosecutors say he was unlicensed and targeting the elderly and charged him with multiple counts of theft. he didn't return our calls for comment. >> they are liars. they lie to you. they are complete frauds. >> reporter: now with home after home looking like this, investigators fear it's open seas season. >> the consumers are so desperate that they will just hand the money away. >> reporter: now the contractors we met have a hearing next week. no previous violations against them, but officials say after storms like this contractor complaints spike. the best way to protect yourself, call your local consumer affairs department. even by phone they can quickly check if the company you're trying to hire is licensed. also like dorothy, never pay cash, and if you can get several estimates before hiring someone. >> such a fine line. people need help, but there are rules and regulations and laws. >> exactly. jeff, thank you very much.
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up next, jon bon jovi on the devastation in his hometown and the state of new jersey, and tonight's benefit concert for those recovering from the storm, right after this. [ male announcer ] at jcp, we've created a brand we're so proud of we put our name on it. in our jcp shop you'll find well-made clothes that stand on their own and mix with your favorites. ♪ get it on ♪ bang the gong ♪ get it on we're big fans of izod, a classic since 1922. and still every guy's go-to for no-fuss style.
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back now at 7:49 with how you can help those affected by sandy. >> tonight on the networks of nbc universal i'll be hosting a special one-hour concert hurricane sandy, coming together. it will take place here at rockefeller center and feature performances bay bevy of stars, including billy joel, bruce springsteen and the man sitting here right now, jon bon jovi. some of the worst devastation happened in his hometown and his home state. on thursday he had a chance to go home and see the damage and talk to people who had lost just about everything. that couldn't have been easy, john. good morning. nice to see you. >> no, it was hard, to see your hometown devastated like this and people that i grew up with, my grammer school turned into a shelter.
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people's homes gone and we're now homeless, never intended to be homeless. hard working blue collar people. >> the town you grew up in and means so much to you. >> yeah. >> what do you think it will take to rebuild? >> well, i think a concerted effort by we, by the collective we. i think as americans we all come together in these times of need and all feel we're all new yorkers in these times of need. we have been through it before and other parts of our country feel if they support us, they know some day we'll be supporting them. people come together in this time. >> and the call came out, and you obviously jumped in right away. a number of your fellow performers did, too. >> of course. usually never a shortage of entertainers that will be willing to help. >> new jersey, such a big part of your life and music, "in and out of love" shot in seaside heights. i know you saw the view from above in the chopper and see what's become of that area. >> the inner sleeve of the new jersey album was is this the on that boardwalk. i spent my childhood down on
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that boardwalk. it's gone, it's gone. the entire jersey shore i knew is gone. >> let me just say something. al mentioned you were overseas. you were in london and i called you on the phone and you were the very first person to say yes. it took you three seconds to say yes. you jumped on a plane and got back here. a lot of other performers will join you tonight. >> these are our people. this is what we could. >> you can see hurricane sandy coming together tonight at 8:00 eastern time on the networks of nbc universal and online at >> and we want to remind you all of this benefits the american red cross relief effort. contribute now by calling 1-800-help-now or text the red cross to 90999 if you want to make a $10 donation. we'll be back with much more of "today," including a live concert from aerosmith, after
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>> this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. sarah caldwell and traffic pulse 11. lots of problems. >> shut down in the area of the hatem memorial bridge due to water main break. that is a big problem impacting your right there. diverted onto 222 and then on to 95. this is what we're looking at on the north side outer loop. all the way towards dulaney valley, eight miles per hour on average. . water main break-related
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closures on york road and coldspring. hollins ferry and fifth avenue, we are also looking at closures due to an accident. outer loop north side stretch, it is just crawling. 11 minutes on the inner loop from 795 to the 83's. this is just a portion of the delay that extends back to approaching 95. route 40, this is where the closure is in the westbound direction. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> so far, the weather has been quiet. there is a slight chance we could see a few sprinkles, but nothing of any consequence. 39 in columbia, 43 at the airport. forecast for today, a mixture of sunshine and clouds. slight chance for a sprinkle on a forecast this morning. high temperatures between 51 and 56.
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♪ and we're back now. 8:00 on a friday morning. it's the 2nd day of november, 2012. a look from above at our outdoor concert stage. in about half an hour that stage will be filled with the legendary rock 'n' roll band aerosmith making their very first ever morning show concert appearance, and we are thrilled. consider the fact that it's really difficult to get in and out of new york city these days, and we have a great crowd of people who have turned out for these legends of the music industry. there they are. how is that for a visual in our studio right now. >> good morning, america!
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>> good morning. >> we'll be talking to that group in just a little bit. >> that's why they have never done morning television. >> they don't even know what show they are on. >> people that drove all the way from boston to get here, a lot of dedicated fans very excited about the concert and speaking of concerts, we do have a lot of great music coming up in the next few weeks. one direction, the big boy band, is going to be here on tuesday, november 13th, and we'll actually have more of them the following day as well. >> but that's not all, wait. there's more. we've got three more concerts thanksgiving week. slow rider will be kicking things off on monday, november 19th. that's right. kessia rocks the plaza the next day. this guy goes yeah, and on wednesday, the day before thanksgiving, mr. worldwide himself, pitbull.
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we're calling him mr. ya. >> but this morning it's all about aerosmith. natalie's got a look at the headlines. >> all right. good morning again to you. good morning, everyone. federal officials will visit new york's staten island today which received a severe blow from hurricane sandy. nbc's andrea canning is there with more on the struggles facing the entire region. good morning, andrea. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. this is just the scene of total devastation. boats actually reached people's doorsteps here, and what makes this really sad is that 19 people are now confirmed dead here on staten island, including a mother whose two young children were washed away with the floodwaters. and to make matters worse, we just got off the phone with a family who is being displaced from the hotel to make way for new york city marathon runners because the marathon is on sunday, and we're hearing this story from other families as well, so that is only adding to the frustration. another area of frustration is gas lines. they are stretching for miles long. people are waiting for hours to get their gas. it is now limited to ten gallons
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per person, so lots of frustration there. there is some good news here on staten island. top fema officials are coming. also the department of homeland security. secretary janet napolitano will be making a visit here today. so this is attention that this community really needs right now. natalie? >> all right. andrea canning in staten island, thanks so much, andrea. >> president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney are on a final campaign blitz before tuesday's election. they are concentrating on nine all-important swing states where the outcome of the vote is likely to be determined. both presidential candidates will be in ohio today. the latest polls show president obama hold a slight lead in a majority of the battleground's contest and won the endorsement thursday of michael bloomberg, the politically independent mayor of new york city. emergency workers believe they have contained a fire in tanker cars that derailed this week in kentucky. hundreds of people remain out of their homes, including the entire town of west point. the rail car contained a volatile chemical used to make the rubber and tires.
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federal health officials say nine more people have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis linked to tainted steroid injections. at least 377 people have been sickened in 19 states. however, the cdc lowered the number of deaths from the outbreak to 28 instead of 29, and federal regulators say they have found contamination in more drugs made by a massachusetts pharmacy tied to the outbreak. a new medical study finds that hospital patients routinely have their sleep disrupted by endless in-room activity overnight. yale researchers also found noise levels that exceed those recommended by the world health organization. now for a look at what is trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online. blake shelton is big online after being named entertainer of the year at the country music association awards last night. it was the third win of an emotional night for shelton who also served as a coach on nbc's "the voice." they love him on it. a new disney video featuring
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darth vader's wild side shows him going viral, showing him enjoying the sites and rides at disneyland to celebrate disney's purchase of lukas film and plans for more "star wars" movies. and south korean superstar psy is trying to learn a new old dance, the dougy. >> ready. ♪ ♪ will you teach me how to dougy ♪ >> got to do the head part, yeah, yeah. i'm going to go with you because we've got to coordinate. >> let you judge for yourself where the creator of the "gangnam style" craze can master one of the most popular dances to come out of american pop culture. i think he's got. it looks like he's pretty smooth there. 8:05 now. let's go back outside to matt, savannah and al. >> move it like bernie. >> can you do the dougy? >> i can, but i'm not allowed to by law. >> oh, okay. >> there we have it. >> taking a survey. >> yes. let's check your weather and see what we've got for you. our pick city today happens to be myrtle beach, south carolina,
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sunny, mild, temperatures in the upper 60s. unfortunately, we've been talking about this. the european model, the same one that predicted sandy as a neeflter is coming up the coast tuesday night, wednesday, on into thursday, and you can see that onshore flow which is not what we need for the beaches in new jersey, long island, connecticut and then on into new england. potential one to two inches of rain. wind gusts of over 45 miles per hour, and then snow mixing in with rain as you move inland. we will continue to watch this right throughout the weekend. don't forget to check the weather channel on cable and online to get your latest forecast. that's what's going on aro's >> the chilly weather will continue as we head into the weekend. the average high temperature is 62. a slight chance for
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. and dylan dreyer will have your forecast on "weekend today." >> thanks, al. we'll talk to the guys from aerosmith before the show. hey buddy, i bet mom would love this, huh? jack? jaaack? jaaack?! jack?! looks good ladies! jack! come on, stop the car. jack! no, no, no, no, no! the only thing more surprising than finding the perfect gifts.. niice. where you find them. how did you know? i had a little help. this is how to gift. this is sears. prego?! but i've bought ragu for years. [ thinking ] wonder what other questionable choices i've made? i choose date number 2!
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back now at 8:11 with more on the recovery from sandy. this storm has dealt a major blow to communities across the region, forcing home owners to make some pretty big adjustments to their daily lives. "today's" jenna wolfe has more on that story >> good morning. back in the day victims suffering power outages with candles, search for flashlights, "d" batteries and wait anxiously for the lights to come back on. today, a different story, if you planned ahead and got a portable generator putting you in luck and in high demand. neighbors now hosting generator parties to help pass the time. coming together to weather the storm and to weather the bore donnell. in the suburbs surrounding new york city many streets look like this one just north of manhattan, downed trees, exposed wires, still a mess from sandy's
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howling winds. >> that part of the main trunk of the tree came down. there cod definitely electrified line. this is most definitely a live line. >> reporter: allen is part of a growing trend in the suburbs, no longer waiting in vain for his electricity to come back on. with sandy he's been able to pick up the most popular toy on the block. if you stop talking for a second, you can hear almost like a hum in the town. you hear that hum? >> yeah. generator. >> yeah. almost every home here is trying to get one, trying to borrow one, trying to rent one, trying to use one. i found someone who doesn't need theirs, so i'm renting it from them because they are like gold right now. >> reporter: this is it, the whole generator? >> this is it, just give it a turn towards there, hold it. >> reporter: and with that night life begins at the home. how many of you guys know what a generator is? what's a generator? >> something that makes electricity and then it goes into the house if you plug it
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in. >> reporter: the scene is pleasantly chaotic, much like allen's electrical setup that would make even ben franklin proud. >> you had irene last year and sandy this year. is a generator going to be a bigger part of your plan now maybe for next year? >> 100%. i think this is what everybody talks about in the community. it's no longer, you know, tickets to a game you may have or what you're doing this weekend. it's if you have is a generator. >> reporter: call it the generator generation. a couple years ago you wouldn't see people flocking to buy them, but now? >> we'll be getting some sort of better built-in generator, for sure. >> reporter: you have had this great role. you've played host to a lot of your neighbors this week. >> people have now been coming to us to charge their phones, to get some work done. >> reporter: right. >> to stay warm, to have a hot meal. >> this is my new hotel, and i get to stay here until i have power because he doesn't have a choice because i married his sister. >> reporter: your generator is running right now.
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>> yes, it is. >> but we're still sitting by candlelight. >> correct. because it can only power so much. >> reporter: with the great demand for generators comes the great demand for fuel though many gas stations like this one in westchester are running out very quickly leaving people who did prepare ahead by getting generators in the dark. >> we actually had to siphon three cars that are somewhat full of gas. if we have to, we'll start taking gas out of the cars. >> reporter: nearby at the schwartz house, a generator party, pizza, play dates and most importantly on this night electricity. >> we are luckier than some in this neighborhood. i mean, if you look around, it's complete blackness for the most part. we decided we'll invite our friends and their parents and got pizza and salad and a movie playing. the kids are having a great time. >> reporter: a typical scene. those who can help do, a simple act of generator generosity. the neighbors have wine, the kids are entertained and for one
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night life seems okay. how many of guys are having fun at the pizza party tonight? >> me! >> reporter: yeah! while sandy has left so many in the dark, for these neighbors there's no better sound than the dull hum keeping them company. all hail the generator. it could be a week or more before the lights go back on number places. for now, a little credit for those of you who have a generator and a lot of credit for those of you sharing its power with others in the dark. savannah. >> a lot of people saying that was a good decision to get a generator if they got one. >> reporter: whoever doesn't have one this year, getting one next year. >> coming up next, matt catches up with aerosmith before this morning's big concert on the plaza, right after this. ♪ i'm back in the saddle again
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♪ mile after mile, to and from ♪ now there are four for all to use ♪ ♪ tell the neighbors, friends, everyone the news ♪ ♪ and let's hum, hum, hum, hum ♪ ♪ let's hum ♪ a prius for everyone ♪ there's a bigger one, if you want more space ♪ ♪ a small one if the city's your place ♪ ♪ and even one you can plug in ♪ so hop on in and give one a spin ♪ ♪ and let's hum, hum, hum, hum ♪ ♪ let's hum ♪ a prius for everyone it's been 42 years since aerosmith formed in boston. today they are the best-selling american rock 'n' roll band of all time. and they are set to release their first all new album in more than a decade, their 15th overall called "music from another dimension." we are really happy to welcome steven tyler, joe perry, brad whitford, todd hamilton and joey kramer. guys, good morning and welcome.
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>> good morning. >> good morning, matt. >> what a visual this is. i joked the other day, i said when you look at this band you don't exactly scream morning people, so is that why you haven't done a morning show concert? >> that's exactly why. >> so raise your hand if this is an early wake-up call for you or a very late night? >> these are pajamas actually. >> late night. >> you haven't gone to bed. >> always heard about this thing called morning but we never believed it. now it must be true. >> finally dawned on you, huh? >> to have these five guys sitting together is not always easy. you told me in an interview not long ago it's sometimes tough to get this band on the same page. still the case? >> it was a great press ploy, wasn't it in. >> on occasion, you know, but it's life. >> when it comes to playing, we're on the same page. >> but life can sometimes throw different wrinkles at. >> you absolutely, yeah. >> now there's cameras, cameras
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everywhere, so stuff that's been going on all these years, now is news. >> and you do have separate lives. >> we have lives and we have wives and kids and, you know, we've all taken different paths to, you know, fill the best out of our lives. >> this band has outlived some of our marriages. this one takes priority, you know, in most cases. >> and it's interesting how the life, you know, the music just smacks life right in the face. we get together and we write, and we're like in order earn day sorcererers. we create this music in the studio when we can get ourselves locked into a studio long enough and that's the beauty, and we see that after the first month, and, you know. >> you see that after the first month, and then when you're on tour like you are starting the second leg, do you start to think after a while, okay, we've got to get some alone time again. >> thinking about fishing. >> take a little time off, but the music is always going. >> 42 years of a relationship, you know, brings what it brings, you know. i don't know anybody, including myself, that's done anything for
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42 years. >> steven, we sat down at your house last year in los angeles, and we talked, and we talked a lot about you, joe, and the relationship you two have, and he was very honest about how tumultuous it's been, but i also want you to know he said some awfully kind, wonderful, sincere things about you. >> we're probably due to have a writing session or something the next day, and so, i don't know, wanted to get into some kind of good mood. >> he said he's addicted to your music. he's addicted to the sound of your guitar. >> i think it's mutual. we both comes from opposite ends of a spec trumpet i mean, he's very schooled in how to put songs together and that kind of thing, and i just want to get out there and rock. when tom and i played together, it was all about just blasting away. >> we're all addicted to joe's guitar sound. >> but it was nice to hear, after all of the talk of the trouble, really nice to hear what a tender spot in your heart you have for him.
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>> i do. >> it's nice of you to say. >> you know, bringing people together here on the "today" show, look at this. >> this is our tv behavior. >> this new album, all new music. how would you compare it to other stages of your career throughout the years? >> it incorporates all the stages of our career, really. >> i mean, we definitely want to do something that had a connection to the beginning, but as it went along it started to really reflect all the different things that we've tried over the years. >> a tough situation in this area. >> somewhere between "rocks" and "toys in the attic." you find a red record, got vinyl coming out, that's why it's from another dimension. >> a lot of people have said it's been ten years since we had a studio record but it's really 40 years to make this record, because like tom said, we've taken bits and pieces of what the band has done, all different kinds of rock 'n' roll, and put it on this record. >> as you all know this tough situation in this region right
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now in the wake of hurricane sandy, and a look outside, you've got a lot of real good fans who made their way down here despite emergencies and all that, and they can't wait to hear you play in the next half hour. i'm in that group, and i thank you guys for coming. i want to mention, you guys, you two, are going to come and join us on this benefit concert. >> just spoke to john in the hallway, jon bon jovi, i cannot do it. i was born in manhattan so i've got to do this. >> got to represent. thrilled about that. a concert can you see on the networks of nbc universal tonight at 8:00, and, again, their album is called "music from another dimension." they will be on stage in the next half hour. first, here's savannah. >> matt, thanks. during a week like this we could use a little music and some laughs, too. the late-night comedy hosts were more than happy to provide us with a few. >> thank you very much for joining us here in the ed sullivan shelter. >> because of the hurricane, we had to do the show to a bunch of empty seats, or as clint eastwood calls that a full
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house. >> to make sure we rebuild our state we do what needs to be done. >> wow, that guy is incredible. i just wish i knew his name or his title. >> oh, there you go. chris christie, governor. >> good thing his mom sewed his name into all of his clothes. >> gave me such a start! i know exactly what this is. chris christie's pants, ladies and gentlemen. >> because of hurricane sandy, new jersey governor chris christie actually cancelled halloween. this seems very suspicious to me, especially considering to me the fact that he just posted this photograph on instagram. >> mitt romney had something for the kids at his house. show romney's house. >> look, let me tell you something. if you're looking for free stuff you don't have to pay for, i'm not your guy. >> ladies and gentlemen, now to present tonight's top ten list, vice president of the united states, joe biden. >> if you vote early, you don't have to pay taxes.
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i'm sorry, i'm being told that's not accurate. >> and the number one good thing about voting early, ladies and gentlemen. >> honestly, don't you want this election over with already? >> when we come >> this is wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. let's get a check of the morning commute with sarah caldwell. >> we have an accident reported on the outer loop west side. adding to the west side delays and then on the north side, big jammed approaching 95 on the northeast outer loop towards loch raven. we want to remind you that westbound route 40 is closed at the hatem memorial bridge for water main break repairs. also looking at the same situation at york road and coldspring and helen and
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harford. college parkway, watch for an accident. north side, that is the pace of things. as we switchover, we will show you what it looks like at the scene of the water main break repair. a shutdown westbound at hatem memorial bridge. >> we are off to a fairly quiet start this friday. a couple sprinkles here and there, and nothing of any consequence. 43 at the airport. chilly start for us. hd doppler trying to pick up a few sprinkles but it is not amounting to much and i don't expect it to. mixture of clouds and sunshine expected. chilly for this time of year. questions at 10 to 15 miles an hour. as we go to the weekend, it should state dry and cool. don't forget that before you
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could bet on saturday night, set your clocks back one hour. next chance for rain on wednesday. >> another update at 8:56.
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♪ 8:30 now on this friday morning. it's the 2nd day of november, 2012, a day we will remember for a long time around here because we have rock legends on our plaza this morning. aerosmith just getting a little bit warmed up for our crowd. the concert will be in just a few minutes. thanks to the crowd who have really come a long way to get here this morning.
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>> give yourselves a hand, because you braved a lot of elements to get here, and we're thrilled to have you. this concert starts in just a couple of minutes. we've got a lot to get to, but first mr. roker, how about a check of the weather. >> all right. let's look at your weekend ahead. here's what we've got for you. rain stretching from texas into the mid-mississippi river valley, mountain snows, some rain in upstate new york and also the northern plains. wet weather in the pacific northwest. new york city marathon sunday morning. by the time it's over, 51 at 3:00 with northwest winds at 15 miles per hour. rest of sunday, rain in the pacific northwest, lower mississippi river valley and looking for -- what did he just say-plenty of sunshine from the great lakes on into the northeast. that's why the
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>> there is another event other than the new york city marathon on sunday. it's the best night of the week. that's because it's sunday night "football night in america." the boys head to the georgia dome to take on the falcons. it's a good one. outdoor weather, a few showers. temperatures 66-70 degrees. tony romo, that's sunday night r, "football night in america." >> don't get distract the.
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we want to take a moment and welcome the newest member of our "today" family, erica hill has been announced as co-anchor for "weekend today." such an honor to have you here. >> thank you, so feel honored and humbled to join this family, such an incredible tradition and getting all choked up but to be a part of nbc news and the "today" show and spend my weekend with lester holt, doesn't get much better than that. >> you are no stranger to the mornings. you know the grind, but mornings are never stranger than when you spend them with lester holt, so are you ready for that? >> i welcome any and all tips for coping. please send them my way. >> like to welcome new anchors with the big concert. >> just for you. >> i like that before the spanking. >> that one not so much. >> let me tell you, it's wonderful to have you. we'll have a lot of fun on the weekends. >> a lot coming up this weekend so we can probably do a little preview. coverage of the aftermath of hurricane sandy as people struggle to clean up here in the northeast. we're also going to take you
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inside a real live war room and a place you may not suspect, the home depot. >> and in case you forgot there's an election around the corner. find out the latest and get the last minute on the road with the candidates. >> why don't we do this, why don't we give you a welcome gift, a chance we've never had a chance to do. coming up next -- >> aerosmith. >> live in concert. ♪ i've always been lucky. flew 37 bombing missions over germany. made it home every time. i'm lucky to have good friends who are all still around, and we're all lucky to have a friend named ben. ben's protected our medicare and veterans' benefits. and he's helping my 13 grandchildren afford college. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i'm honored to approve this message.
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well, they have been together for more than 40 years. we have been waiting for this moment for about 20 of those years. we have a countdown clock, count along with it. ten, nine, eight, seven, six,
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five, four, three -- >> ladies and gentlemen, aerosmith. ♪ backstroke lover always hidin' 'neath the covers till i talked to my daddy he say ♪ ♪ he said you ain't seen nothin' till you're down on a muffin then you're sure to be changin' your ways ♪ ♪ i meet a cheerleader was a real young bleeder ♪ ♪ oh, the times i could reminisce ♪ ♪ aww, the best things of lovin' with her sister and her cousin started with a little kiss ♪ ♪ like this ♪ seesaw swinger with the boys in the school and your feet flyin' up in the air ♪ ♪ singin' hey diddle diddle with your kitty in the middle of the swing like you didn't care ♪
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♪ so i took a big chance at the high school dance with a missy who was ready to play ♪ ♪ was it me she was foolin' she knew what she was doin' when she told me how to walk this way ♪ ♪ she told me to walk this way talk this way ♪ ♪ walk this way talk this way ♪ ♪ she told me to walk this way talk this way ♪ ♪ walk this way talk this way ♪ ♪ just give me a kiss ♪ ♪ schoolgirl sweeties with a classy kinda sassy little skirts climbin' way up their knees ♪ ♪ there was three young ladies in the school gym locker when i noticed they was lookin' at me ♪ ♪ i was a high school loser never made it with a lady till the boys told me
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somethin' i missed ♪ ♪ then my next door neighbor with a daughter had a favor gave me just a little bit of this ♪ ♪ seesaw swinger with the boys in the school and your feet flyin' up in the air ♪ ♪ singin' hey diddle diddle with your kitty in the middle of the swing like you didn't care ♪ ♪ so i took a big chance at the high school dance with a missy who was ready to play ♪ ♪ was it me she was foolin' 'cause she knew what she was doin' told me how to walk this way ♪ ♪ she told me to walk this way talk this way ♪ ♪ walk this way talk this way ♪ ♪ she told me to walk this way talk this way ♪ ♪ walk this way talk this way ♪ ♪ just give me a kiss
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♪ like this >> new york city! ♪ ♪ come on, come on, come on, come on ♪ ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] >> yeah! >> oh, baby. hey, thank you for coming out. we'll take our walk down here with you on 59th street. it's a beautiful day to be alive. keep it up. >> aerosmith live in concert on a friday morning. we're back with more music, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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>> members of the rock 'n' roll hall of fame. how are you doing this morning so far? >> so good to be in new york city. >> and you have a new album coming out. you haven't had new material in more than a decade. is it something that we should
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expect, what aerosmith fans are used to hearing, or is it something new to this sound? >> it's been so long that we've been together in the studio that we sat in there and stuff started floating around the room. it wasn't for the same reason as the old days. it was magic and it was music and it was good. >> monday, you guys are going to be in concert in boston. that's got to be fun. what's it going to be like? >> well, it's actually been one to turn our apartment when we started the band into a landmark so they are going to put a black up there. >> 1325. >> 1325 comm avenue in boston and we're going to show up and wave and all that and may pick up our guitars and play a couple of songs. >> i have a feeling you're going to do that. >> kind of full circle, you know. >> ladies and gentlemen, once again, aerosmith. ♪
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♪ ♪ please give me some of your love ♪ ♪ i've got eyes for you, baby ♪ i'm blind for you, baby ♪ i feel for you, baby ♪ just give me some of your love ♪ ♪ show me your love ♪ i don't think i'll ever come back if you don't give me some of your love
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♪ ♪ things that i never knew ♪ they have been there forever ♪ but it's the first time that i'm blue ♪ ♪ show me your love ♪ show me your love ♪ i don't think i could ever come back if you don't give me some of your love ♪ >> yeah, baby. ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i will cry for you, baby ♪ i'm on my niece for you, baby ♪ ♪ won't you please give me some of your love ♪ ♪ come on, come on ♪ come on, come on and give me
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♪ come on, come on, give me ♪ yeah, yeah, yeah >> more music ahead from aerosmith, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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i've always been lucky. flew 37 bombing missions over germany. made it home every time. i'm lucky to have good friends who are all still around, and we're all lucky to have a friend named ben. ben's protected our medicare and veterans' benefits. and he's helping my 13 grandchildren afford college. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i'm honored to approve this message.
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>> let's keep this concert going. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ swee----et emotion ♪ ♪ swee----et emotion ♪ ♪ talk about things and nobody cares ♪ ♪ wearing other things that nobody wears ♪ ♪ ya callin' my name but i gotta make it clear ♪ ♪ can't say where i'm gonna be next year ♪
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♪ some fast talkin' mama with a face like a gent ♪ ♪ said my get up and go musta got up and went ♪ ♪ i got good news she's a real good liar ♪ ♪ 'cause backstage lover set your pants on fire ♪ ♪ ♪ swee----et emotion ♪ >> new york, sing it! ♪ swee----et
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emotion ♪ ♪ pulled into town in a police car ♪ ♪ your daddy said i took you just a little too far ♪ ♪ tellin' other things but your girlfriend lied ♪ ♪ can't catch me 'cause the rabbit done died ♪ >> oh, baby, baby, baby. ♪ standin' in front just shakin' your ass ♪ ♪ take you backstage you can drink from my glass ♪ ♪ tellin' you something you can sure understand ♪ ♪ 'cause later down the road have me eatin' from your hand ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] >> sounding sweet on our plaza. aerosmith. back with one more song in a bit, but first a check of your local news.
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>> this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. baltimore city police officer faces corruption charges this morning. he faces eight criminal counts for allegedly lying to obtain a search warrant. he also faces two counts of
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>> weather will stay quiet into the weekend, but chilly. slight chance for rain shower this morning. as we head into the weekend, dry in chilly on friday and saturday.
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